The new site will be a regional hub for the company’s engineering, integration, installation and through-life support capabilities, and will be run through its Selex ES Australia subsidiary. Rockingham adds to the company’s exisiting sites in Melbourne and at Nowra, and is in close proximity to naval facilities at Henderson and Garden Island
“The facility is another example of Leonardo’s commitment towards Australia where the company has been active since it first supplied torpedoes to the Navies of Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia in 1885,” Michael Lenton, executive chairman of Selex ES Australia said.
“Over many years, Leonardo has been building a considerable legacy in Australia through the supply of solutions, products and services for both the defence and civil markets. It is a long-term effort we are immensely proud of and intend to build on going forward. Leonardo is serious about its investment in Australia and has taken big steps over the past 12 months to significantly grow local capability as well as building and strengthening the national supply chain.”
The Rockingham site will be key to Leonardo’s role as prime system integrator of the SEA 1442 Phase 4, the integrated communications suite communications capabilities for the RAN’s Anzac class frigates.